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Swandel to bow out from city council

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St. Norbert Coun. Justin Swandel has added his name to the list of council veterans who won't seek re-election this October.

Swandel, who has served council for nine years, announced Monday he won't seek office again.

"At this point in my life I would like to explore opportunities in real estate and development work. Over the past few years I have become a certified realtor and look forward to the new challenges of that career," Swandel said in a statement.

"When people have asked me how I like this job I usually respond by saying that overall I love my job, but on any given day I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. "

Swandel was first elected in the 2005 by-election to replace his former boss, Coun. John Angus.

He was re-elected in 2006 and named to council's executive policy committee. He was also re-elected in 2010.

Swandel resigned from EPC in 2012 but was reappointed the following year.

He has served as deputy mayor‎ and chair of council's finance, property, public works, downtown and alternate-service-delivery committees.

Swandel's retirement means St. Norbert will be one of at least four council seats will be wide open this fall.

Couns. Dan Vandal, Paula Havixbeck and Scott Fielding previously announced they will not run for their respective seats in St. Boniface, Charleswood-Tuxedo and St. James-Brooklands.

Vandal has the Liberal nomination in the federal riding of Saint Boniface-Saint Vital, Havixbeck is running for mayor and Fielding followed through on a pledge to serve only two terms.

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Updated on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 10:43 AM CDT: Removes unnecessary word

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